Two Samoan church plants opened

0
133
SHARE

New South Wales

Two new church groups have been planted by the Samoan community in Australia.

This church plant is part of the Conference’s strategic plan for the city of Sydney. It underscores the demographic reality of the city, and the shifting Pacific Islands population of Sydney towards the south and the west.

The five Samoan congregations in the Greater Sydney Conference gathered together on February 15 to open the “Liverpool Samoan” church plant. 

Held at the Mt Druitt Samoan church, special guests included Greater Sydney Conference president, Pastor Michael Worker, and the conference’s director of Sabbath School, Personal Ministry and Church Planting, Dr Sven Ostring. 

The vision to establish another Samoan language congregation in the south-west corridor of Sydney was a collaborative initiative of the existing Samoan churches and companies in the Conference. This church plant is part of the Conference’s strategic plan for the city of Sydney. It underscores the demographic reality of the city, and the shifting Pacific Islands population of Sydney towards the south and the west. At the opening, 12 families publicly made their commitment to be part of the core membership of the new Liverpool Samoan group.

In November, Pastor Paul Geelan, general secretary of the North New South Wales Conference, joined more than 50 people celebrating the Newcastle Samoan group’s establishment. Pastor Talai Mohr said the group was open to anyone and would use both Samoan and English in its services. About a quarter of those attending were not Samoan.

For photos from the Liverpool Samoan group opening, visit our Flickr page.